Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions has announced Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has signed a contract valued at $4.3 million with Intergraph for additional services involved in the roll-out of its Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) system. The contract calls for Intergraph to provide implementation services to fine-tune and ready the system for production. PREPA provides electric services to the entire island of Puerto Rico, including some 1.4 million customers across more than 3,400 square miles. With more than 10,200 employees, PREPA is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States.
PREPA initiated its GRM project, called Administracion Integrada de Recursos (AIRe), to help prepare for and manage restoration efforts associated with the country’s annual hurricane threat. AIRe combines work management with GIS and outage management and integrates with numerous other enterprise systems to provide everyone in the enterprise – from executives to field personnel – with instant electronic access to the operational information required to complete their jobs faster and more efficiently. PREPA personnel can respond to a hurricane disaster with more efficient damage assessment and restoration efforts, as well as provide better customer service on a daily basis.
Intergraph is partnering with Analytical Surveys, Inc. for the field inventory and data conversion. Intergraph will also provide quality assurance and acceptance testing of the system under the new contract. Work is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2005.